The year-to-date figures show gains in almost all major categories, including a 3.7 percent increase in races, a 1.1 percent gain in purses and a 1.2 percent gain in added money. Monthly figures show that in July, there were about 7 percent less races held during the month. Following that, purses were down 8.9 percent, added money was down 8.2 percent and handle was down 10.4 percent from the same time last year.
These numbers reflect races processed in the AQHA database by August 7.
July 2012 Quarter Horse Racing Statistics
July QH races: 861
July QH purses: $13,097,330
July added money: $8,960,340
July pari-mutuel handle: $26,201,841